Scouts don't often leave their teams during the pre-draft process but that's what's happening with Brett Veach and the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Veach, one of the Eagles top scouts, is joining Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia. With the Eagles, Veach covered the SEC, which has the most talent of any region in the country. The Eagles first round pick last year, Fletcher Cox, came from the SEC.
Eagles reporters are calling him a "significant" member of the Eagles personnel staff. One said that he has future GM potential. We'll never get to know the scouts very well but I consider this a promising move for Andy Reid and the Chiefs.
So Brett Veach, who had crucial SEC scouting duties, rejoins Andy in KC. Veach recommended DeSean, among others. Big loss for Eagles.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) March 8, 2013
Veach: "An opportunity presented itself in Kansas City to be a part of Coach Reid’s staff again & it was an opportunity I was excited about"— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) March 8, 2013
How did Reid lure him away, especially at a time like this? More money? Bigger job title? Probably both.
Veach was a fast riser in the Eagles' scouting department and presided over the most talent-rich region in the country.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 8, 2013
One person who worked w/Veach once told me Brett had future general manager potential. Veach was a former Univ of Delaware standout.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 8, 2013
Brett Veach on Howie Roseman, Ryan Grigson and dir. of college scouting Anthony Patch: "Those guys taught me everything I know."— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 8, 2013
Now he'll get to learn from John Dorsey. Veach is quoted by CSN Philly as saying: "Now I get a chance to work with John Dorsey. It was just an exciting opportunity to learn from another great NFL mind."
1 last thing about timing of Veach leaving. He said all his notes+info are already shared w/Eagles. Next 7 weeks just "touch up" mode.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) March 8, 2013
Timing is sure odd for Veach, leaving Eagles after the Combine and just a few weeks before the draft. Veach was in Indy working for Eagles.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) March 8, 2013
Below is either Brett Veach's Twitter account or an impostor. IF it is him, see that he has in the last few months tweeted about former Chief and Texas A&M Aggie Greg "The Real Deal" Hill. Match made in heaven.
AmM straight balling on O.. Without the services of Leeland McElroy, Greg Hill, and Rodney Thompson.— Brett Veach(@VeachBrett) November 10, 2012